The movement to remove investments from fossil fuel companies is taking off worldwide, and has kicked off in New Zealand with five Anglican dioceses having committed to remove their money from climate change. In October and November we are running a series of public divestment forums with expert speakers to discuss some of the big questions around this growing movement.
What is divestment? What will it contribute to the movement for a healthy climate and sustainable future? What are the alternatives and how can we demand divestment of institutions? Come to one of the events nearest to you – hear the financial experts explaining the financial case of fossil fuel divestment, NZ community members telling about local climate change impacts, climate action leaders sharing stories about previous and future actions, and find out how can you be part of it.
All the forums are free of charge, if you are coming please let us know on the Facebook event page of each event (click on the date and venue)
Dr Russel Norman – Co-Leader of the Green Party
Rod Oram (live-link) – Economic journalist and commentator
Ashlee Gross – 350 Aotearoa National Coordinator.
Pictures from Wellington forum here.
Matheson Russel – Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, The University of Auckland
Rodger Spiller– Managing Director, Money Matters
Jeanette Fitzsimmons- Former co-leader of the Green Party and Coal Action Network organiser
Ashlee Gross– 350 Aotearoa National Coordinator
To find out more about public divestment forums, get in touch with our campaign coordinator Jessie Dennis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pictures from “Let’s Talk Divestment!” Public Forum in Auckland
Rodger Spiller, Managing Director, Money Matters